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The Design School

Job description:

The Design School in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for multiple part-time Faculty Associate positions for the academic year 2019-2020. 

The successful candidate(s) will teach in-person or online courses, prepare course materials, evaluate student work, and assist students. Faculty Associates positions are one semester, non-benefits eligible, fixed-term appointment with no tenure implications, not to exceed .40 FTE. The number of courses are contingent upon needs, funding and sufficient enrollment. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Individuals employed as Faculty Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University. 

At the current time, we anticipate hiring new Faculty Associates to teach the following in-person course in Fall 2019:
• GRA 121 Principles Graphic Design I
• GRA 220 Design Drawing I
• GRA 221 Letterform
• GRA 222 Visual Communication I
• GRA 321 Technology for Design I
• GRA 345 Design Rhetoric
• GRA 361 Visual Communications III

About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With more than 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU’s Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life.

For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

Required qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

 A degree in a related design discipline

OR two (2) years of professional experience working in a related design discipline with a focus areas specified as follows;
GRA 121 - experience working in a design organization or a design consultancy
GRA 220 - visual communication/graphic design, specializing in drawing as a language and process for graphic design thinking
GRA 221 - proficient understating in fundamental principles of graphic design and letterform, high level of sensitivity in typesetting through sensitive letter spacing, word spacing, punctuation spacing, leading, and rag organization
GRA 222 –visual communication/graphic design with interest in theoretical and applied studies of shape, drawing and color.
GRA 321 –visual communication/graphic design with interest in exploring the process of technology in design
GRA 345 - visual communication/graphic design, and an understanding of the ASU VCD program.
GRA 361 –visual communication/graphic design, specializing in methodologies of strategic communication, development of visual systems and information design ideation processes
OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired qualifications: 

Desired qualifications:

 Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the baccalaureate or graduate (if applicable) level 
Demonstrated knowledge of design methodologies and practice

Instruction to apply: 

Instruction to apply:

 Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Application deadline: 

Application deadline:

 24-July-2019 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every two weeks until search is closed.



ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html. See ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

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